First, get a load of that cover! THREE COWBOYS is the holiday Intrigue anthology I wrote with Dana Marton and Paula Graves. It'll actually be out November 27, even though it's a December book. (Harlequin releases their series books every 4 weeks, so every now an then there's a month--like this November--where 2 sets of books are released at retail outlets) Of course, it's available Nov. 1st at www.harlequin.com. (In case you didn't know, Harlequin releases their books their first of the month PRECEDING its retail release date. So you can buy December releases in November, 2013 releases in December 2012, and so on) But I digress...
For me, the big thumbs-up/cool beans/squeee! award goes to seeing my name on the cover of my 46th book. Yes, the cowboys are nice. (Okay, so I grouse a bit that none of them looks like I envisioned my hero--though they all have elements of the description I gave the art department for my hero, Virgil McCabe: black hat, white shirt, knows the ranch better than anyone, big and brawny) Again... digressing, Julie... But I'm humbled, thrilled and grinning with delight to see "USA TODAY Bestselling Author" in print over my name for the first time. Makes it real. Motivates me. Thank you to all my readers who put me there!
But there are other cool things happening, too.
My mom (and best friend!) is visiting for a week or so. Got to drive down to Kansas City to pick her up and drive back together. (always good research! Let me tell you that driving narrow, twisty, tree-lined, back-country Lee's Summit Rd. at night is going to show up in a book somewhere! Scary drive, especially at night at high speed with bad guys chasing after you ;))
|Directing his section at Band Camp 2012|
I have a totally cool editor, whose patience and guidance helped me learn to love a book I'd really struggled with. I'm equally thrilled to be writing a book now that's going much easier!
So many cool things are happening in my life right now. I'm making the effort to notice and appreciate every one of them. I'm a lucky woman.
So... what's something cool happening in your life? Big or small, meaningful to you if no one else? Please share the good feeling. Or ask a question. I like to chat. ;) I'll give away a copy of one of my back list titles to a lucky poster.